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Skip Tucker: Take the Day to Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle
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Skip Tucker: Take the Day to Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Washington, DC – America self-corrects, you know. Somehow. For the large part. We Americans, still the wonder of the world. Reagan said: Still the last, best hope of mankind, but also ever striving to be better than our former selves. The best, the worst. Choose your corner and your subject. We do...

Skip Tucker: 86’d
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Skip Tucker: 86’d

At least politicians are predictable. They spend a year making promises then, if elected, spend three years blaming someone else because they cannot keep them. They spend the fourth year making promises again, and often the same ones. 

Skip Tucker: Betting on Trump
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Skip Tucker: Betting on Trump

It’s been said that Republicans think the Democrat Party is the worst political party in the history of the world while Democrats think the Republican Party is the worst. In this instance, each is correct.

Skip Tucker: The Killing Ground.
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Skip Tucker: The Killing Ground.

Lee killed the Confederacy. Hubbert killed the State Democratic Party that had ruled Alabama politics since Reconstruction following The Civil War. Lee was heartbroken. Hubbert merely mourned loss of power.  

Skip Tucker: “I think I’ll just throw myself out a damn window.”
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Skip Tucker: “I think I’ll just throw myself out a damn window.”

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist Our old friend Mark Twain encouraged use of not just the correct word but the precise word. Such precision exists to describe the 1986 Alabama gubernatorial race. A watershed moment is: “A turning point, the exact moment that changes the direction of an activity or situation. A...

Skip Tucker: More Milt Than A Trout Stream Could Hold (Part 1)
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Skip Tucker: More Milt Than A Trout Stream Could Hold (Part 1)

By SKIP TUCKER, Alabama Daily News Featured Columnist The 1986 Alabama gubernatorial race was a series of firsts: it marked the departure of Gov. George Wallace from politics, which brought on four topnotch candidates; Who set a state record ($8 million/$1million) for political expenditure, which allowed it to be denoted by the New York Times...